The Moon Tarot Card Meaning

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- June 16, 2022
Written by Aimi Davis 
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The Moon Tarot Card Meaning

The appearance of The Moon should be seen as cautioning. Something is amiss in your everyday life. Your trust and faith require scrutiny. 

Whether you, a friend or a situation you find yourself in, if you do not seek answers, you are destined to experience pain and anguish. 

The Moon Tarot Key Facts

  • Within The Moon Tarot Card, a crayfish or lobster is seen emerging from cleansing water. With its hard shell, the Crayfish is an important spiritual indicator that you have psychic abilities but do not explore them.

  • The appearance of two wolves flanked on both sides of the Tarot Card links to loyalty. Wolves are only strong as a united, trusting pack, and as such, their loyalty to the pack must be absolute in order for them to survive. Likewise, loyalty to yourself and what you need is important if you grow and embrace life fully. 

The Moon Tarot Keywords


  • Intuition 
  • Imagination
  • Deception
  • Latent Psychic Ability
  • Unforeseen Perils
  • Secret Foes
  • Unfortunate Events


  • Fear 
  • Deception 
  • Anxiety
  • Misunderstanding
  • Misinterpretation
  • Clarity
  • Insight

The Moon Upright Meaning

Some may see The Moon as a confusing card, but it is a positive card too. In the upright position, the card signifies your loyalty, or perhaps naivety or being taken advantage of and exploited by others. 

However, the moon, appearing in three phases, also indicates that you may be deliberately keeping yourself in the dark, do not let yourself be the maker of your misfortune. 

Be aware, and take action. 

How to interpret the upright Moon tarot card?

The Moon Card is difficult for some to interpret because it speaks to something hidden, something that you’re unaware of, that is currently or in the near future is going to cause you to harm in one form or another. 

When we see this card emerge, play it safe, “clean house”, and ensure that nothing is hidden from you that could derail your growth and momentum. 

Love and relationships

In your daily life, relationships can be confusing, whether it's friends or romantic partners. 

At times misunderstandings arise, which are usually a consequence of poor communication or a false sense of reality. 

If any of your relationships feel strained or complicated, reflect on the situation, and consider the intentions and actions of others. 

The Moon also tells us that it may be you, the sitter, that needs to examine their heart as the problem could very well be you. 

Our past informs our present. If there are any parts of your past relationships that you have yet to come to terms with, those feelings may have a negative impact on your current issues. 

Money and career

Within your chosen career path, there is a level of uncertainty. 

You’re feeling discomfort as you fear that you don’t have all the answers in front of you, and that level of delay means you’re unsure of what to do next. 

Trust your intuition. It will serve you well. 

If you feel that things in your workplace leave you feeling puzzled or confused, approach every activity with an open mind but express yourself clearly, and directly. 

Approach a superior or mentor if you’re unable to find clarity. There are people who we can rely on in times like this. 

Health and spirituality

Mental health issues are a core concern when The Moon appears. You may be suffering from anxiety or depression. 

This complicates your relationship with yourself, but trust your instincts. If you feel you need help, seek out a professional. 

Your physical health may appear fine, but if you have a nagging feeling in your gut that something isn’t right, speak with a health professional. 

If your menstrual cycle is approaching, there may be a period of hormonal imbalance. Listen to your inner voice. 

For those who feel particularly linked to cosmic energy, The Moon indicates a strong psychic connection, displayed in your strong sense of intuition.

Take some time out for yourself; meditation and reflection can help tap into your latent abilities. 

The Moon Reversed Meaning

The Moon Tarot Card appears in Reverse when you are being pursued by dark and negative energy in your life. 

This may be because you know how you want to feel, but you’re incapable of making positive changes in order to feel better about who you are. 

Anxiety and fear play a strong role in hindering a healthy and confident image of yourself. 

You need to be present in the face of what is going wrong in your life and seek assistance or actively work towards overcoming those obstacles. 

How to interpret the reversed Moon tarot card?

The Moon Tarot Card is generally seen as a warning in a reverse card reading and should be interpreted as such. 

While the given circumstances around your reasoning, whether that be love, career, or just life in general, understand that the moon's appearance should encourage you to proceed with caution and reflect on both your role and the role of others in what may be a deception. 

Love and relationships (reversed)

Something is wrong when The Moon appears in a sitting. Be on guard if you’re in a relationship or love. Deception isn’t always done maliciously, but it can still hurt. 

Are you creating a space for those in your life to feel comfortable communicating with you?

Are there any barriers between you and those close to you that may impede their ability to be honest with you? 

The truth will always set you free no matter why it is withheld. 

Money and career (reversed)

The Moon, in reverse, is generally a good sign in a career reading. 

Those elements in your work life that have left you feeling uncertain or anxious are going to right themselves soon. 

If you’re looking to change fields, move into a new role, but have been worried about the implications, a sign will appear to you that will provide you with the clarity you’ve been waiting for. 

Financially, don’t commit to anything right now. 

If there is deception at play, it will be revealed soon. If the opportunity cannot wait for your certainty, then chances are, it wasn't in your best interests. 

So proceed with caution in any new financial endeavours. 

Health and spirituality (reversed)

In its Reverse Position, The Moon signals the easing out or end of mental health issues in your life. Depression or anxiety will become more manageable. 

If you receive this in combination with other negative cards, be aware that your situation concerning your mental health may be worsening. 

Consult a mental health professional, and get the advice you need. 

On the other hand, any uncertainty you may have had over your health will soon be clarified. 

Finally, you’ll know precisely what you are dealing with, which will rid you of the “not-knowing” of everything. 

Spiritually, cosmic messengers are unable to get through to you right now. 

As a result, you may be unable to receive the messages, blocking them out, ignoring them, or even misunderstanding the message itself. 

Your intuition may be overloaded or murky right now. Take some much-needed time for yourself, and restore your spiritual energy. The situation is not permanent. 

The Moon Card A Yes or No Question?

Generally, The Moon is a no to your question. 

However, the idea that things are not as they appear and that you need to do some reflection should indicate that now is not the time to pursue anything new or different, be cautious. 

Is the moon tarot card good?

Yes, while its undertones are rather dark, the moon does reinforce that you should be more trusting of your intuition and restore trust in yourself. 

But, for those drawn to the spiritual, it also suggests that you may possess more than just accurate intuition. 

You may have psychic abilities. 

What does the moon tarot card symbolise?

It's the card of intuition and symbolises that not all is as it may appear.

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